Monday TV Ratings 1/22/24: The Bachelor Returns with Lowest Premiere Yet, America’s Most Wanted OK, The Traitors Preview Low (UPDATED w/Analysis)

Ratings Analysis: ABC's The Bachelor (0.53) was a little weaker than usual in its return, declining about 18% from its January 2023 premiere (0.65) in the Adults 18-49 demographic. Regardless, even a worn-out Bachelor was strong enough to top all other competitors in the key demo. In the 10 p.m. time slot, a special edition of 20/20 (0.22) barely retained more than 40% of its lead-in. On NBC, America's Got Talent: Fantasy League (0.40, +0.09) was completely unfazed by the return of The Bachelor and instead soared to a new series high. Peacock drama The Traitors (0.17) made its NBC debut right after Fantasy League, though few tuned in to witness it. America's Most Wanted (0.30) got off to a passable start on Fox, but TMZ Investigates (0.21) lagged behind it in the 9 p.m. hour. CBS went with reruns of The Neighborhood (0.35), Bob Hearts Abishola (0.28), and Yellowstone (0.21/0.15). The CW began airing repeats of canceled Hallmark series Ride (0.06) and threw in another Wild Cards encore (0.04).

Finals Update: All shows held their preliminary rounded ratings.



18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMThe Bachelor (P)0.5363.18ABC

America's Got Talent: Fantasy League0.4044.33NBC

The Neighborhood (R)0.3543.22CBS

America's Most Wanted (P)

Ride (Series Premiere)0.0610.45CW
8:30 PMBob Hearts Abishola (R)0.2832.48CBS
9 PMTMZ Investigates (P)0.2121.48Fox


Wild Cards (R)0.0400.35CW
10 PMBad Romance: A Special Edition of 20/20 (P)0.2222.04ABC

The Traitors (NBC Preview)0.1721.36NBC

(P) = premiere 
(R) = repeat

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